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Oh, how she loved to be home (alone).  This is a resounding refrain I have heard over the last few years.  Not that women don’t enjoy their children and partners – but many rarely have any time at home ALONE.  And when we do, it feels different.  Not better, just different.  And good.

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I dug into my bin of ‘romantic florals’ and pieced together a back as I no longer have any large pieces of fabric in my stash.  (What a great feeling!)

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The triangle border inspiration came from Nicholas Ball‘s book Inspiring Improv.

Color palette was my beige scrap bag plus raspberry & caramels.

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Lettering was done with the help of my friend Brooke.  I knew what I wanted (a specific font) but my computer program wasn’t working so she printed the letters out to size for me.  I layered two fabrics on top of each other and shifted the back one to give the shadow effect.  Then I button hole stitched the top fabric (rust linen) leaving the under layer to fray.

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I quilted her with the Sweet 16 that was on loan from a friend with a doodle style.  I have some words quilted into it but mainly just a lot of doodles.  Some might think I’ve ‘quilted the snot’ out of it – but I like it and I truly enjoy the quilting process.  Sweetie has gone home now.  I will miss her but I won’t miss quilting big quilts.

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One problem I need to resolve….see that faint orange line?  I used the Dritz 3095 chalk pencil to write the words before I quilted them.  I’ve used the orange chalk before without problems, but this time….PROBLEM.  This was hanging outside during our latest rain storm and was totally saturated but when it dried, the pencil mark is still there,  Faint – but there.  Oh well….

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This final picture is the results of three HUGE fire damaged trees being removed.  Our little house/studio is on the right.  I have a wide open view of the side paddock now.  A few days after this picture was taken, we had a terrible storm with high winds and 12-15″ of rain and three more trees came down.  You can read more about it on Mr. W’s On the Grapevine.

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